Eat Right Now (5 week Course)
taught by Richard Berger, MD
Learn mindfulness skills and the latest in neuroscience on habit change to develop a healthier relationship with food. This course will introduce you to the scientific basis of habit formation and food cravings as well as impart you with skills to develop a deeper awareness of your habits and the skills necessary improve them.
About this Course
This class will be taught by Richard E. Berger, MD, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, certified mindfulness facilitator (UCLA), and certified child and adolescent mindfulness teacher (Mindful Schools). Dr. Berger will draw upon Eat Right Now program developed by Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D. Eat Right Now is an evidence-based program that was developed over ten years at Yale University’s Neuroscience Clinic.
In this class, you will learn many of the tools used in MBSR, with an emphasis on how to apply them to your eating habits in an intellectual and experiential way. We will practice mindfulness techniques that allow you to tune into cues from your body to differentiate physiologic hunger from stress eating and how to ride out food urges as they slowly dissipate. You will also learn the mechanisms and physiology associated with addictive eating and how to develop the real physiologic and psychological changes necessary to gain mastery over your eating.
App Based Participation
This program requires the use of the software application Eat Right Now!®. This innovative app allows you to set reminders, set customized goals, use a stress and cravings meter, and journal your progress. Participants are responsible for purchasing and downloading the program on their own. Details on pricing are noted below under Course Fees.
The Weekly Syllabus
Week 1 - Introduction to Habit Formation, Craving Management & Goal Setting
Week 2 - Improving Awareness of Your Eating Habits
Week 3 - Hunger vs. Stress, Boredom, and Emotional Eating
Week 4 - Solidifying Your Healthier Eating Habits
Week 5 - The Science of Nutrition
5-week course on Thursdays for 1.5 hours
July 6 - August 3, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30pm
$175.00: Regular registration
$131.25 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number
$87.50 (50% off): UW Student Registration, which requires a special code from CCFW. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a student
Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options may be available. To apply for a scholarship please apply here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140
To find out more about income-based reduced fees please email email@example.com for more information.
Please Note: This course requires the use and purchase of the software application Eat Right Now!® The mobile and desktop application is $24.99/month. Read details on the Eat Right Now website. Your course registration fee does not include the price of the app.
About the Instructor
Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the Medical School at the University of Washington, is the primary teacher of Mindfulness NW. He received his undergraduate education and a medical degree from The University of Chicago. He received his certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California in Los Angeles. Rick has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) classes at the University of Washington Hospital, the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and the Center for Child and Family Well-being. He also holds certificates to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness in the Seattle Public Schools. Rick is currently completing the Eat Right Now training program. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.
Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund
If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness
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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being